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Here's a list of enterprises that are literally in your own backyard. Run out of eggs and butter? Get to know your neighborhood resources! Support the corner grocer or nearest neighborhood superette.

The Cudell-West Boulevard neighborhoods have a wide variety of shopping and dining areas serving residents and visitors.

Westown Shopping Center
The Westown Shopping Center on Lorain Avenue includes several smaller retailers, banks and fast-food restaurants--McDonalds, Taco Bell, Burger King, and Pizza Hut.

Lorain Avenue
One of the city's longest streets, Lorain Avenue literally links downtown Cleveland to the western suburbs. In the Cudell-West Boulevard areas, it is home to many businesses and services --- including a florist (Green Thumb Florist & Garden Center, 11519 Lorain Ave.), coin-operated laundry, a service station, an auto parts store, a furniture store, a clothing store, a nursery, professional offices, and more. You can check out shopping along the full length of the avenue at: http://www.discoverlorainave.com

Lorain Avenue also is home to an antique district that spills over from the Detroit-Shoreway neighborhood next door to the Lorain Train Station district (see:http://lorainstation.nhlink.net).

West 117th Street
The freeway access and RTA stops along W. 117th Street probably account for its popularity with residents and visitors alike. On the south, is Luchita's, one of the city's finest Mexican restaurants (3456 W. 117th St., Cleveland, OH 44111, 216-252-1169, Website: http://www.luchita.com). Moving north, you encounter the
Giant Eagle grocery store (http://www.gianteagle.com),Target, the Home Depot and Staples shopping areas just to the west. Bordering Bird Town in Lakewood, this section of the street also has numerous small shops and services for residents.

Madison Avenue
Madison Avenue over the years has seen numerous ethnic establishments--Irish, Chinese, Mexican and others. Today, it is home to Villa y Zapata Restaurant & Lounge (8505 Madison Ave.), another fine Mexican restaurant, a lumberyard (Cleveland Lumber Co., 9410 Madison Ave., 216-961-5550), pharmacies, and other shops.

Detroit Avenue
Moving east from the Lakewood border, Detroit Avenue hosts the Brothers Lounge, a Pizza Hut, The Cleveland Shop--with its vintage clothing (11606 Detroit Ave., 216-228-9725), and a variety of other shops, restaurants, and services.

West Boulevard
West Boulevard stretches from Lake Erie through Cudell and West Boulevard almost to the neighborhood's southern border. Although it is lined primarily by fine homes and stately trees, it too has a few shops and restaurants.


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